If you are looking for camera for your car, look no further. This is what you like to get.

G1W-C

I have 2 of this so far: $42 and $39 consecutively. Here is a rough idea on paper.

  • 2.7 inch screen
  • 4x digital zoom with 120 degree wide angle
  • Capacitor Battery (just enough to close the file, then turn itself off after power down)
  • Video Resolution: 1920x1080
  • HDMI out, AV out
  • 32 micro SD card maximum
  • output: MOV/JPG
  • record at 1920px*1080px will consume roughly 100MB per minutes (16GB MicroSD card holds ~ 3 hour of record)

Original File from ffmpeg

Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from '18480012.MOV':
  Metadata:
    major_brand     : qt
    minor_version   : 0
    compatible_brands: qt
    creation_time   : 2004-01-01 00:00:00
  Duration: 00:02:30.00, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 13069 kb/s
    Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p, 1920x1080, 11874 kb/s, 30 fps, 30 tbr, 30k tbn, 60k tbc (default)

There is nothing particularly pleasant to talk about its hardware; only a cheap regular Chinese toy to me.

Example

Go checkout at 1080p resolution at full screen to see how well it performs.

During the day,

At night,

Its durability? I’ve this for almost a year now, it hasn’t give me any problem yet. That’s enough to justify how good it really is IMHO.


G1W-H

G1W-H, a successor of G1W-C, which improves every bits over G1W-C, but it doesn’t do anything extra enough to upgrade for all that owned G1W-C. It usually costs a tiny bit more than G1W-C, roughly $42 at the time I bought it.

Both their UI equally sucks. I can’t deny that, but once you set it you indeed never touch it again.